CYE has readers in over
100 countries.

The CYE journal disseminates knowledge and stimulates discussion in support of inclusive and sustainable environments for children and youth everywhere

CYE has a global audience and connects the worlds of research, policy and practice.

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The CYE journal offers researchers a high-quality, refereed outlet for sharing work pertaining to the physical environments that impact the lives of children and youth around the world.

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Our Mission

The Children, Youth and Environments journal disseminates knowledge and stimulates discussion in support of inclusive and sustainable environments for children and youth everywhere.


The CYE journal is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, online journal, highlighting the physical environments where children and youth live, learn, work, and play. The journal values the capacity of children and young people to meaningfully participate in the processes that shape their lives and publishes papers from distinct viewpoints, varied approaches, and diverse cultures and regions around the world.

The journal publishes papers in the form of research articles, field reports, and book/media reviews ranging from:


  • Quantitative and qualitative empirical research

  • Theoretical, methodological, and historical investigations

  • Critical literature reviews

  • Design analyses

  • Post-occupancy evaluations

  • Policy studies

  • Program assessments

CYE seeks to strengthen connections between research and practice. Field reports, in particular, which reflect on lessons learned in the field and the challenging realities of practice, are of great interest to our readership. We value this contribution and remain dedicated to publishing a variety of papers. For this reason, a traditional scientometric impact factor, which is based on a count of all items published in an issue, fails to reflect the impact and influence of CYE research specifically. We are continuously considering new and innovative ways to accurately measure the impact of our research articles. We currently use Google Scholar to measure the citation impact.


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h-index 33

i10-index 100

CYE has a global community and connects the worlds of research, policy, and practice



CYE appeared as a print journal from 1984-1995 as Children’s Environments Quarterly and Children’s Environments. In 2003, it was revived as an online journal, which now reaches readers in more than 160 countries. Readers and authors include researchers and practitioners in education, childhood studies, geography, sociology, child and youth development, child welfare, child rights advocacy, development studies, architecture, landscape design, urban design and planning. CYE is endorsed by UN-­Habitat and guided by a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board.

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Current Issue
The current issue, (Volume 31, no. 2, 2021), includes 5 research articles, 1 field report along with 4 book reviews. The research articles and field report cover a wide array of topics including children’s experiences the interplay between school buildings, authority structures, and school micro-climates, changes in livelihood aspirations among formally educated pastoral youth in Northern Kenya, the role of greenness of school grounds in student violence, perceived barriers to outdoor learning in Kindergarten, play affordances of outdoor settings for children with and without disabilities, and children's agency and action in nature pre-school.


Louise Chawla

University of Colorado, Boulder

Robin Moore

North Carolina State University

Roger Hart

City University of New York

Fahriye Sancar

University of Colorado, Boulder

Lynn Liben

Pennsylvania State University

Willem van Vliet

University of Colorado, Boulder


Victoria Carr

University of Cincinnati


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Daniela DiGiacomo

University of Kentucky

Field Report Co-editor

Rhonda Brown

University of Cincinnati


Sue Elliott

University of New England, AU

Field Report Co-editor

Ann Rossmiller

University of Cincinnati

Editorial Assistant

Vikas Mehta

University of Cincinnati


Özlemnur Ataol

Eindhoven University of Technology

Book + Media Review Co-editor

Jenny Steffel Johnson

University of Colorado

Copy Editor

Leslie Kochanowski

University of Cincinnati

Managing Editor

Catherine Volpe

University of New England, AU

Book + Media Review Co-editor